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Nov 9, 2012 7:00am PST
and keeping the economy growing. all of it goes back to the looming fiscal cliff. $700 billion in tax hikes that will take place on january 1st unless there's a deal. >> he's going to reach out in a bipartisan way. . he's going to stick to his position on the revenues, but say we have to work together and i'm willing to do my share and lead my party. >> that 396 referring to the bush tax cuts. to make a deal, the president will need to work with congress, especially house republicans and they have been opposed to tax increases. we will hear from john baoehner too for the republican party. >> raising taxes on small business people is the wrong prescription. >> raising tax rates is unacceptable. and frankly it couldn't even pass the house. putting increased revenues on the table but through reforming our tax code. >> i want to bring in ruth marcus, columnist at "the washington post" and perry bacon, an msnbc contributor. what's your sense of this? are we setting up for a feisty but doable deal? but is it also possible we're in for a battle of epic proportions? >> yes to both ques
Nov 15, 2012 7:00am PST
something. look at the jobless numbers that came out today. looking at the economy, things are not recovering as fast as people would like. looking at europe. the stock market dropped. in recent days everybody knows there's a real urgency to avoiding the fiscal cliff and doing something. i don't think the solution will necessarily be raising taxes on the top brackets. it seems like the loopholes are going to play a big role. capital gains, things like that. there may be an issue where they really go toe-to-toe on the tax rates and maybe there's wiggle room in the other areas. definitely an urgency to resolve this and set up the idea of overall tax reform in the coming years. >> standby, if you could. i want to bring in sheila jackson lee. so we were just talking about that with susan. would you be comfortable with the fiscal cliff that kept the rates the same but limited their deductions. >> you know, my main focus would be to ensure that the middle class are restored. in order to do that we cannot allow the bush tax cuts to continue. we must focus on saving medicare and so
Nov 8, 2012 7:00am PST
the road anymore. we've been kicking it down the road for years. it's bad for the economy. it's bad for the country. i'm also optimistic because, when you look at what this country has, we have the same bright, talented people we've always had. we have the same great natural resources and history and ideals and values to lead for another generation, another century or many centuries. we have to get our governance together, and i think that's what the american people are saying, and i think on the signature question in terms of the fiscal reforms, the american people have spoken that they do concur with a balanced approach that includes new revenues as well as spending cuts. >> question to the congressman, if i may. i've always thought and heard from people in his cabinet and his office of management and budget people that this president has always wanted real entitlement reform. he believes in it. have i heard wrong or right on this? obviously, he wants revenue raising at the same time, but i think that he really understands that social security and medicare do need to be reformed i
Nov 12, 2012 7:00am PST
of vermont. and the issue on people's minds is not david petraeus but it's the economy and the middle class. it's how we deal with deficit reduction and the fiscal cliff. i'm going back to washington tomorrow to make sure that we do not do deficit reduction on the backs of the elderly, the children, the sick and the poor. i was very gratified to hear the other day that harry reid said appropriately that social security has nothing to do with deficit reduction, hasn't added a nichol to the deficit. that's off the table. we have to come up with a plan that's fair, a plan in which the republicans understand that their proposals during the campaign to extend tax breaks to the wealthiest people in this country is not what the american people want. there's a big debate on this. i'm confident we have the american people on our side who want deficit reduction but want it done in a way that is fair. >> if you're concerned that this will be a distraction or will provide ammunition for some of those who may disagree with the way you say we should approach dealing with the fiscal cliff and give them so
Nov 14, 2012 7:00am PST
could it be that their fortune 500 and fewer ceos -- if we want our economy to flourish and grow, we must lift up women's leadership in our economy. very important. women in the academic world, women in health care, any subject you can name is more wholesome, more successful, more efficient with the involvement of women. and so women came to the polls, when women came to the polls last week, they registered their support for those who understood the challenges that women face. it's really, really a remarkable thing under the leadership of the women standing here, the voices of america's mothers, daughters and grandmothers will be heard. women are the breadwinners for our families in many cases, the small business owners in our communities, isn't that right? >> yes. >> and the workers that will spare our prosperity. holding jobs but are also creating jobs as entrepreneurs and owners. >> nancy pelosi just minutes after announcing she wants to stay on as the democratic leader and maybe not good news for steny hoyer. tim, what's the dynamic now because there had been a lot of speculation
Nov 13, 2012 7:00am PST
toward the economy. that's a consistent point. i think we need to stick to our guns on that. >> the other side of equation and this from newt gingrich this morning, some advice for republicans. >> no house republican should be bamboozled into this idea that the only person who has a mandate is barack obama. the house republicans have a mandate. it's fundamentally different than the president's mandate. instead, to say, paul ryan is going forth a solution, we'll gather votes for it. i guarantee you'll get the democratic substitute. >> what do you think about that congressman? >> i think the house is republican controlled, a consequence of redistricting. and it was the superpacs that were very engtive in some house races. the fact of the matter is, we gained and there still six out there to be decided. we could gain more. i think at the house level, for the house to continue the role its played for two years is bad advice. the issue the famous statement, what i mean by compromise, i think cantor said, we have to agree with us. that's gone now. the president has a pull pit that he can take t
Search Results 0 to 11 of about 12 (some duplicates have been removed)